In a move that caught us off guard Waves Audio released a new plugin on Boxing Day 2016, Electric Grand 80 Piano. It's one of the most influential instruments found on 80s pop records.
Gecho. Imagine an open-source, battery operated music machine that converts environmental noise into musical loops and phrases. Better still you interact with the box and can program it in four ways.
We just love this new MIDI sequencer, Hachi, for the Novation Launchpad Pro. It's really multiple sequencers in one. It requires a bit of setup. But doesn't it look worth it!
Spaceship Delay is a delay audio effect VST featuring classic modern and vintage sounding delays and inspired by the original Korg Monotron Delay.
Want a Kontakt instrument with 40 kits, 150 audio loops, designed for cinematic styles and much more... made by Rigid Audio... and made FREE by The Beat Community? Read on!
Plankton Electronics Ants! - yes, that gorgeous sounding semi-modular analog synth has reached its kickstarter goal! To celebrate here's 8 videos covering all aspects of Ants and new stretch goals.
If you've ever dreamed of having a real analog tape delay as part of your eurorack modular synthesizer system that can be controlled by CV... well, T-Rex Effect's Replicator is real and for you.
Size isn't everything. But, there's something about a giant multi-touch tablet the size of a table with a drum machine app that makes this video even more appealing than if it had been a regular iPad.
After the runaway success of the DrumBrute and building on their collaboration with Bob Moog to bring his hardware synths to software instrument, Arturia have released MiniFilter V - free for all.
You don't need a full blown, expensive Digital Audio Workstation like Pro Tools or Logic or Cubase to edit audio these days. In fact, this free online HTML audio editor might just be all you need.
This Cardboard Modular Synthesizer, complete with brain waveform reader module was designed and created by AXL OTL and you need to watch the video now.
Fantastic (or should that be Fantastik) news for NI Reaktor users. The Reaktor 6.1 update has been released and it's now Ableton Link compatible. Collaborating just got a whole lot easier.
We've been waiting for this one for a while now. Erica Synths Pico 1 is now available and still holds claim to be the smallest modular synthesizer in the world (with its level of functionality).
The new real-time vocal manipulation plugin from Infected Mushroom and Polyverse Music looks pretty exciting indeed. Check to the full details and video below.
Vinyl records have grown in popularity throughout 2016. And, to a lesser degree, so have cassette tapes. Now the Landscape HC-TT allows you to get creative with tapes like you can with vinyl.